Mayan Harvest – Mayan heritage

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Derrick Lin


Design: Salomón Chavarria
Location: Honduras
Project Type: Produced
Client: Inversiones Oliva’s
Product Launch Location: Honduras
Packaging Contents: Cocoa
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Plastic
Printing Process: Digital printing

The company Inversiones Oliva’s presents its packaging line inspired by the Mayan origins of cocoa. Various packaging designs for the cocoa products it markets; organic products with artisan processes, of this “food of the gods” as it was called by the Mayans.

We honor the ancestral tradition inherited from the Mayans, cultivating this fine grain in the same lands where our ancestors did it.

The first written record of the use of the word cocoa “Ka-ka-w (a)” was found from classical Mayan culture, in the containers in which this drink was served to its governors. Recent investigations reveal traces of cocoa found in ceramic fragments dating from 1100 to 800 B.C. in archaeological excavations carried out in Honduras, Central America.

What’s Unique?
Graphic composition of unique and distinctive elements of the beautiful Mayan city of Copán Ruins declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO are used in the packaging of the Mayan Harvest brand, the archaeological park, the Mayan stela of an important governor and the great square of the ball game.